There were 77 responses. --Deborah
Do Age and Height Influence the Outcome? Weeks Carried
Age at Birth
31 and under 36.7 weeks 32 and over 36.4 weeks Height
Average: 5' 5"
Under 5 ft 5 in 36.3 weeks 5 ft 5 in and over 36.8 weeks
* Note: Some twins were same weight
Average Weight Larger Twin* Smaller Twin* 40.2 lbs 6 lb 1 oz 5 lb 6 oz
Gender Boy/Girl Boys Girls 29 29 19
Delivery72 women responded with the type of delivery.
- 29 or 40% had vaginal deliveries
- 38 or 53% had C-sections (several of which were emergency C-sections)
- 5 or 7% had a combo vaginal/C-section delivery
Pregnancy complicationsNote: not everyone included information on complications during pregnancy/delivery (provided below), so I specified "at least" in front of each statistic below. They could be higher.
- Bedrest/hospitalization, etc.
39 or 51% responded saying they either had bedrest, reduced work hours (or stopped work altogether) and/or hospitalizations.
- Pre-term labor
At least 31 women (40.3%) had pre-term labor. Additionally, 1 water broke at 34 weeks (not sure if this counts as pre-term labor or not)
At least 10 women (13%) had pre-eclampsia.
- Gestational Diabetes
At least 6 women (8%) had Gestational Diabetes.
- Other complications mentioned (3 or less women for each)
HELP syndrome, Toxic, high blood pressure, dehydration, bleeding, platelet count falling, placenta previa, TTTS, PUPP, low amniotic fluid
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